The Center for Citizenship and Public Service Ethics (CCPSE) of the Department of Civics and Ethical Studies, College of Law and Governance in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organized a one-day conference on June 09, 2017 at Axum Hotel, Mekelle.

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Key note speaker Mr. Constantin Grund, Resident Representatives of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Ethiopia noted that the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung hosts these meetings to create forum for discourse, debate and discussion on important political, economic or social development of the country and extended his gratitude to MU for approaching the Friedrich –Ebert –Stiftung to become its partner in this valuable experience.

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Dr. Kindeya Gebrehiwot, President of Mekelle University, in his opening remarks, also said such conference such national conference will induce further research and open dialogue in multiculturalism and peace building in Ethiopia. He also thanked the Department of Civics and Ethical Studies and the college of Law and Governance as well as Friedrich Ebert Stiftung for organizing such an event of greater national and international significance.

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Papers presented in the conference touched up on topics like the essence of the Ethiopian Federation: Ethnic or Multinational? By Dr. Fisha Haftestion from FDRE Policy Study and Research Center, Multiculturalism and Federalism in Ethiopia: Integrating Diversity, By Dr .Assefa Fisha from Addis Abeba University, Multiculturalis, Citizenship and Nation building in Ethiopia :post 1991, by Solomon Abraha from Mekelle University’s Civics and Ethical Studies, Challenges for Peace Building in Ethiopia Multicultural Society :insights from women’s Roles and Activisms by Girmay Abraha, IPPS, Addis Ababa, and the South Sudan Conflict and its impact on Ethiopia by Dr. Getachew Zeru from Melese Zenawi Leadership Acadamy.